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SBU detains arms dealers in the ATO area

The SBU jointly with the Police Office and the Military Prosecutor’s Office of Dnipropetrovsk Garrison detected an organized criminal group reselling arms from the ATO area in different regions of Ukraine.

In 4 regions of Ukraine the SBU operatives detained 9 criminals, who were selling arms from the ATO area through post operators. In addition, the arms dealers readjusted traumatic weapon to assault weapon.

During the searches the law enforcers seized from the detainees 2 RPG-26 grenade launchers, 18 guns of different modification, 3 rifles, 12 grenades with fuses, almost 1000 rounds of different caliber, 600 gram of TNT blocks, 2 silencers and 80,000 UAH, 6,200USD and 1,000 EUR.

The criminal proceeding was initiated under Part 1 Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The urgent investigations are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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